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What should you do with a day in Berlin?

We offer world-famous private guided tours and unique travel experiences tailored to help you make the most of your time in our extraordinary city!

For individuals, families, groups, schools, and companies

Private tours of Berlin starting from 70€ per hour

As featured on the BBC, Condé Nast Traveller, Jüdische Allgemeine, Neues Deutschland…and much more

Some of the professional clients that have experienced our private tours

Berlin Private Guide - Matt Robinson

Expert Private Tours of Berlin

“In over a decade of working as a professional guide, I have introduced thousands of visitors to Berlin; from independent travellers, families, companies and schools – to Holocaust survivors rediscovering the streets they once called home and the relatives of Nazi perpetrators seeking answers to the crimes within their familes.

Originally from England, I moved to Berlin to work as a journalist before becoming a private tour guide in 2006. Specialising in Berlin’s turbulent 20th century history, I have spent years working at the former East German secret police headquarters as a historical consultant and am also a licensed guide at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. 

Since 2014, I have served on the board of the Berlin Guides Association as Treasurer, Vice President and now President.”

Matt Robinson

Berlin Experiences - owner and guide

YOUR FIRST DAY - private tours of berlin

Experience the city. Understand the history.

Get started with an in-depth Berlin Highlights tour

Finding your feet in a foreign city can be as daunting as it is thrilling. With each junction the option between something authentic and undiscovered, and, well, a wrong turn. I’m here to share my expert knowledge of Berlin with you; the sights, the stories, and the security of knowing there’s no reason to fear you’re missing out on something better.

Including: the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall and much, much more…

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Want to start your tour at Tegel/Schönefeld airport?

Hit the ground running with one of our Berlin Airport Transfer Tours – combining an Airport Transfer with one of our legendary Berlin tours!

OUR ETHOS IS SIMPLE

A Great City, Great Company, And Great Conversation

I have gathered a world famous team of guides at Berlin Experiences, all have spent years acquiring the knowledge and insight that informs our internationally renowned private tours. And we love sharing it with you. We also recognise that knowledge, however deep, is only one part of the equation. That’s why we pay special attention to the little details.

Our guides are all members of the Berlin Guides Association with years of professional experience and passion for the city and its history, and our drivers are as dependable as the German engineering of their vehicles.

FURTHER EXPLORATION - private TOURS of berlin

Dig deeper. Experience more. Go further.

Whether you’re looking for an introductory sightseeing tour, expert historical tour exploring Berlin’s tumultuous Third Reich or Cold War era history, a once in a lifetime opportunity to conquer the entire Berlin Wall by bike, or day trips to the parks and palace of beautiful Potsdam, we endeavour to provide the best personal and professional assistance possible – to make your Berlin visit exceptional.

Let us take care of your trip – so you’ve got more time and energy to enjoy all that Berlin has to offer.

Tour Testimonials

“Matt is British and loquacious, and a rich repository of German history… he is a born storyteller.“
Berlin Private Guide - Testimonial - Janine di Giovanni | Berlin Experiences
Janine di Giovanni (Conflict Reporter & Author)
Paris, France
“Matt’s tours are more like an Anthony Bourdain conversation. Think of him as your concierge in Berlin, with a PhD.”
Berlin Private Guide - Testimonial - Dan Shea | Berlin Experiences
Dan Shea (Publisher & Journalist)
New Orleans, USA
“Matt never disappoints with his ability to clearly and passionately tackle subjects of great historical importance.“
Berlin Private Guide - Testimonial - Beatrice de Beaufort | Berlin Experiences
Beatrice de Beaufort (Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle)
London, UK
“Matt can create a compelling window into the past that seems as vibrant and as real as if it were happening right in front of you.“
James Hoare (Editor – All About History)
London, UK

Our Services

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Stroll Through The City

Berlin is a great city to explore on foot - relatively flat and with many of the major historic sights within walking distance!

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Start Anywhere You Want

Our tours can start anywhere in the city - with collection from your hotel/accommodation or at a centrally located landmark!

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Professional Private Transportation

For our private transportation tours, we only provide premium quality German vehicles (Volkswagen & Mercedes Benz) and professional drivers!

Featured Berlin Experiences

Have a look at some of the posts from our ’99 Berlin Experiences’ series.
Insights into the must-do and must-see things in Berlin that have come to define the city. 

Featured Experience No. 1

There is no more meaningful way of entering Berlin’s historic Mitte district than to walk through the central reservation of the Brandenburg Gate. This glorious neo-classical monument, erected by the Prussian Hohenzollern monarchy, would serve as the royal entrance into the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia. 

Featured Experience No. 7

No other building but the Reichstag better stands to represent the troubled evolution of the German nation – and the distinctly introspective current political climate of the country. Due to the building’s position in the city,  the roof and cupola of the structure also offer an exceptional panorama of Berlin’s skyline.

Featured Experience No. 18

Despite its renovations and the passage of time, the Olympic Stadium still stand as testament to the imperial and totalitarian vision of the National Socialist era. In particular, the crude simplistic classicism of the venue’s design offers one of the best examples of an integrated, formalised architectural language of dictatorship in the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our private tours of Berlin

Ok, so why should I take a private tour in Berlin?

Taking a guided tour of Berlin is rightly considered a must when visiting the city. In the right company, you will find yourself experiencing things that will define your visit entirely – and leave you heading home with souvenirs, both material and intellectual, worth treasuring forever. Scratch the surface in Berlin and you’ll find that what is immediately visible to all is just the start of the adventure. If you’re looking to dig deeper, see more and learn more, enlisting the services of a professional private guide will go a long way towards satisfying your curiosity. And just perhaps, help you scratch that itch you never knew you had. 

Now I'm confused, which tour should I book?

Our Berlin Highlights tours are the perfect starting point for first time visitors to the city looking to get better acquainted with the reality on the ground; Berlin’s turbulent history, its electrifying present, and the landmarks, memorials, and institutions that combine to make the city what it is. If you’ve got a special interest in exploring further, we also offer tailored tours focusing on specific themes – whether you’re looking to explore the former Nazi government quarter on one of our Third Reich Berlin tour; visit the former East German secret police headquarters as part of a Cold War Berlin tour, or examine the city’s once vibrant Jewish history with a Jewish Heritage tour.

Are all the suggested sights listed in your tours covered on every tour?

The itinerary sights listed on our tour pages are a general guide to what may be covered when booking those particular tours. We appreciate that every guest is different and approaches the city with different expectations and interests – and tailor our tours accordingly. If you find something in particular that interests you then please do refer to this when contacting us so we can arrange your day accordingly. We are also happy to tailor our tours to combine sights (such as a Third Reich/Jewish Heritage day or Cold War/Berlin Highlights for example) on request and arrange two/three/four day and more itineraries.

Who are the guides that lead your tours?

We only work with the best professional tour guides in Berlin, all have years of experience and dedication to their work. All are members of the Berlin Guides Association, an organisation known throughout the city for its pride in guiding excellence. Depending on availability, tours are led personally by Berlin Experiences founder Matt (unless otherwise stated), however we have a great team of the best professional guides in the world, all specialists in their field, we work with. We can tailor each of our tours to fit your needs and interests. 

Do you recommend private transportation for the tours?

Our tours are all conducted with fully air-conditioned premium cars/vans (usually high end Mercedez Benz or Volkswagen). We believe this to be the best way to make the most of your time in Berlin while covering as much of the city and your itinerary as possible. All our Warnemünde-Berlin Shore Excursions are with similar private transportation – making any trip from the ship to shore and back more practical, enjoyable, and stress free than a big public tour. We also offer private tours of Berlin designed for guests who prefer to walk, where use of public transportation may also be necessary depending on the sites included in the tour. Public transportation costs are not included in our walking tours, but in the event that you need tickets we are more than happy to arrange the particulars.

How do I make a booking with Berlin Experiences?

First, have a look through our collection of tours and see what you are interested in. Using our Contact Form you can get in touch with us (we aim to reply to all requests within 24 hours) for a quote based on the type of tour you are interested in (whether an introductory Berlin Highlights tour, or one of our more focused Third Reich/Cold War/Jewish Heritage or Potsdam/Sachsenhausen tours). If you are interested in booking further experiences beyond what we suggest initially on our website, feel free to contact us either via the Contact Form or at info@berlinexperiences.com and we can tailor a personal private tour experience for you/your group.

What are the prices of your tours?

Our prices vary based on tour particulars such as duration, group size, guide, transportation options and season. As we only offer exclusively private tours (with no other tourists accompanying your group) we do charge more than public tour group prices. Our private walking tour rates start from 70€ per hour – with a three hour minimum booking. Private transportation tours we offer from 135€ per hour (Mercedes Benz Vito/Viano or Volkswagen Caravelle vans). We also have further options for luxury clients (Mercedes Benz S-class saloons) and large groups (Mercedes Sprinter Vans and larger buses). For more information get in touch via our email at info@berlinexperiences.com or the contact box at the bottom of this page.

What is your cancellation policy?

As referenced in our Terms & Conditions page, we do not offer refunds on bookings made closer than one month of the Tour, Itinerary or Excursion date. Bookings cancelled up to one month before the Tour, Itinerary, Excursion date will be refunded minus a 25% administration fee. Cancellations can be made via email to info@berlinexperiences.com

Contact Us

Get in touch now to book a private tour of Berlin with us

All it takes is one short message to get the ball rolling!

We’ll get back to you within 24-hours with a detailed outline of how we can make your Berlin Experience extraordinary

+49 177 4420519

Address Ostseestrasse 77, 10409, Berlin

Email info@berlinexperiences.com